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Poll Results: Anyone else think HD 6990 is too Expensive?

 
  • 40% (91)
    Yes! I'd rather get HD 6950 CF
  • 33% (75)
    No! You pay a premium for Dual-GPU cards
  • 26% (61)
    Don't Care! I'm waiting for GTX 590
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post #61 of 148
Quote:
Originally Posted by Socks keep you warm View Post
Another crappy price for us Aussies.
Fear not Maxishine will still buy it...
post #62 of 148
in a frank but quick post " im drunk celebrating ati's **** up".....

on the bang for buck front.....

i would like to say this.....

in the awnser to the thread question, yes i do, but i think that god is more pissed....

on that note, if many ATI exec get stuck by lightening tonight as an act of god, i would not be supprised.


P.S you can call me.. infact just click this and you will hear... (from the film the big lebowski)

http://www.hark.com/clips/dcwnhngvxl...at-you-call-me


im going to hopedully go pass out soon, i need to try and understand tron 2, which im watching and thinking about you ATI 6990 and then watch some more of broadwalk empire, god damn i love (not ain a gay way) steve bucheimi, he rocks....

i have a son, a woman and dont need to explain. x x x x x x

now rock your socks off with me because im Tenacious D ! (jack black film, funny i would watch it)
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post #63 of 148
Its 2 GPUs on one PCB. Thats a gimmick that gives you more performance in less space for an obscene amount of money. Gimmicks are expensive, and it is a gimmick as far as im concerned.
Expecting it to not be overpriced compared to a 2 Card setup is borderline stupid.

As soon as Dual GPU cards are worth buying for anything other than bragging rights ill stop considering them a gimmick. Until then Dual GPU cards are for people with too much money, or who just dont care and want the epeen.

OP. What about those of us who dont think the 6990 is overpriced as much as priced for the market its aimed at, at but would still prefer a CF setup. Where do we answer in the Poll?
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post #64 of 148
God is not happy ati !
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post #65 of 148
IM NOT HAPPY WITH YOU ATI !

no infact i am, HAHAH, i was one of the mugs who bought thw ATI ARES in CF.... (2 cards).....

then i got 2 x 6950 and unlocked them... pay back for the anal rape......
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post #66 of 148
Of course the 6990 is too expensive.
Its a niche product. A poster boy.

Its hot and real noisy too.
Many setups costing less are a better option.

Thats not the point.
AMD wants to be able to say they have the fastest available videocard on the market.
Its the Corvette in the middle of the showroom so you buy the Cavalier.
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post #67 of 148
You pay more for premium since they are stuffing the same components from 2 cards, which are already big to begin with, into one card that is 2 inches longer than the original. It requires lots of design and testing.
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post #68 of 148
Quote:
Originally Posted by PhilWrir View Post
Its 2 GPUs on one PCB. Thats a gimmick that gives you more performance in less space for an obscene amount of money. Gimmicks are expensive, and it is a gimmick as far as im concerned.
Expecting it to not be overpriced compared to a 2 Card setup is borderline stupid.

As soon as Dual GPU cards are worth buying for anything other than bragging rights ill stop considering them a gimmick. Until then Dual GPU cards are for people with too much money, or who just dont care and want the epeen.

OP. What about those of us who dont think the 6990 is overpriced as much as priced for the market its aimed at, at but would still prefer a CF setup.
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post #69 of 148
People who buy the top end gfx cards right when they come out are crazy anyway
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post #70 of 148
Yeah, unless they are slightly under the top cards, lie 6950 and can be unlockewd.. to 6970 specs... with a simple flash.. hehe :>
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